YPD UPDATE – May 22, 2023 | 11:44 AM EDT:
POLICE ARREST HYANNIS MAN FOR OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE FOLLOWING CRASH
West Yarmouth, MA – Yarmouth Police responded to a crash Sunday night that resulted in an arrest of a Hyannis man. When officers arrived at the scene, they had found a car had driven through a fence and into a Camp Street residence. A man walking around the yard was identified as 40-year-old, Evanildo Ventura; the driver of the car. Ventura was uninjured and after field sobriety tests, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a vehicle, unlicensed operation of a vehicle and marked lanes violation. The Yarmouth building inspector was notified to inspect the residence after it sustained minor damage from the crash.
INITIAL HN REPORT:
WEST YARMOUTH, Massachusetts – A 40-year-old male was arrested Sunday evening after the car he was allegedly driving left the roadway, plowed through a fence and some bushes before making contact with the home.
At around 9:20 p.m., Yarmouth Police rushed to an address on Camp Street after a report that a vehicle had just crashed through someone’s fence.
A front yard fence and some shrubbery were heavily damaged during the single vehicle crash.
Police also documented that the vehicle made contact with the house, and the building inspector was notified for what appeared to be relatively minor, superficial damage, according to a source on scene. The home appeared to be occupied at the time. There were no reported injuries, and no residents were displaced.
The driver remained on scene and was apparently able to communicate with police through an interpreter via cellphone. Upon completion of a field investigation, he was arrested on the suspicion of Operating Under the Influence, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation, and Unlicensed Operation, according to police radio transmissions.
The driver was transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters where a state trooper from the South Yarmouth state police barracks also responded to assist with translation during the booking process, according to radio transmissions.
A member of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit was called to the scene to assist with photographs.
The following HN Video contains snapshots of the damage and police speaking with the driver on scene. It also contains Yarmouth Police radio transmissions.
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* The initial HN notes contained in the above report are based on police radio transmissions and information from police sources. All defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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